Grade Four Celebration Of Learning Afternoon

Today the grade four classes held a special event titled The Grade Four Celebration of Learning Afternoon.

Students invited a special person to the classroom for an hour to share their learning, knowledge and skills. It was wonderful to see many mums, dads, siblings and grandparents enjoying the session.

Ava, Mitchell C and Millie introduced our afternoon with a terrific speech about the learning that happens in 4KJ.

Students then paired up with their special visitors to share in some learning fun. Here are the tasks they completed…

Everyone was very engaged with the activities and it was wonderful to see and hear the students telling their special visitors all about their classroom learning experiences.

Here are some photos from our afternoon…

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What did you like about our “Celebration of Learning” afternoon?

What activity did you and your special person enjoy most?

Did you teach your special person something new?

August Is Family Blogging Month!

The students in 4KJ love to share what they are learning and experiencing through this blog.

The involvement of family members in our blog is so important. It makes everything we do at school more meaningful and special.

In an effort to include more family members in our online community, we are starting a new blog comment challenge called

Whenever a students’ family member leaves us a comment, the student will record it on our blog comment chart using the following codes.

Family Blogging Month Codes

At the end of August, the student who has the most comments from different family members will win a prize! In order to keep the challenge fair to everyone, each student can only record one comment on the chart per day. So the goal is to get as many different family members involved as possible during the month-long challenge!

Having conversations through commenting is one of the best parts of blogging so in your comments feel free to ask questions and reply to other people’s questions.

We’re inviting everyone to comment including mums, dads, brothers, sisters, grandmas, grandpas, uncles, aunts, cousins and family friends.

* Family members don’t have to comment only on this post, they can comment on any post on our blog. *

Miss Jordan has run similar competitions in the past and it is always a big success. Thanks to Mrs Yollis for coming up with this idea!

If you want to know how to write a comment and for tips on writing quality comments, click here.

What do you think of the “August is Family Blogging Month” challenge?

Which family members will you invite to comment?

Which posts do you think will be of interest to your family members?

Ed’s Excellent Bike Adventure

All the grade fours at Leopold Primary School are enjoying their practical and theory Bike Ed lessons.

Practical means actually trying out our skills on our bikes. We have been having two hour practical sessions daily for the last week.

Theory means building our knowledge. We have been learning about the road rules and safe riding in class.

Last week, we watched a great video called Ed’s Excellent Bike Adventure.

This ten minute video follows Ed as he discovers his ‘bike brain’ and learns to ride safely on the road.

We encourage all students to watch this video with their families and talk about safe riding.

The following A Family Guide to Bike Ed also provides excellent information for both students and their parents.

While we are learning a lot during Bike Ed at school, it’s very important that students continue to practise their bike skills with their families.

What did you learn about safe riding from the video or the guide book?

Do you like riding with your family members?

Grade Four Special Visitor Afternoon

On Thursday afternoon, all of the Grade Four classes held a “special visitor afternoon” to celebrate the netbook program.

Our netbook program is called CLIC. This stands for Collaborative Learning In Classrooms. The aim of our CLIC afternoon was to celebrate the  learning that is happening in Grade Four with the netbooks. Students invited a family member or special visitor to come to the classroom to complete some fun netbook tasks.

Students each made an invitation for the event

In 4KM and 4KJ we use the netbooks every day. We regularly use them in our reading activities and sometimes include them in our writing, maths and inquiry lessons. We also do lots of learning with our books, paper and pens, concrete materials and other learning tools.

The students had a wonderful time sharing a variety of netbook activities with their special visitor.

The menu below shows the tasks everyone completed.

Here are some photos of the afternoon.

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One of the netbook activities was visiting this problem solving post on our class blog. The challenge was to solve the number problem and write a blog comment with the solution. Well done to everyone who had a go at solving the problem! The task came from the NRICH website. There are many solutions to this problem. Check them out here!

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It was wonderful to see so many mums, dads, siblings, grandparents, uncles and aunties learning from the 4KM and 4KJ students.

We thank all of our special visitors for joining us to celebrate the wonderful learning that is happening in our classrooms!

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What was your favourite netbook task from the CLIC afternoon?

What did you teach your special visitor?

What have you learnt through the netbook program so far this year?

Do you have any other ideas for netbook activities that could be done at a future CLIC afternoon?

Family Blogging Afternoon

InvitationToday 4KM and 4KJ held a Family Blogging Afternoon.

Last week, all students made an invitation to give to a special person in their family.

It was exciting for 4KM and 4KJ to have so many visitors in our classrooms.

We had mums, dads, nannas, pas, aunties and other family members come along.

Our new principal, Ms Rollinson, attended and we also had a visit from our assistant principal, Mrs Hair.

We launched our Family Blogging Afternoon by skyping one of our closest blogging buddies, Mrs Yollis!

Mrs Yollis told everyone about some of the benefits of educational blogging in regards to literacy, community building, geography and internet safety.

Thank you, Mrs Yollis! It was great to hear from you!

The students and their special person had a challenge to complete. They had to visit different blogs to answer ten questions.

When they finished the challenge, the students showed their relative how to write a quality comment.

Well done to the winners’ of the challenge; Riley and his dad, Ashley, in 4KM, and Kadyn and his mum, Tracey, in 4KJ.

Check out our slideshow!

What a fabulous afternoon full of fun and learning. Thank you everyone for coming!

How did you like the Family Blogging Afternoon? Who did you invite?

What do you like about blogging?

What tips would you give to new bloggers?

May Is Family Blogging Month!

4KM and 4KJ love to share what they are learning and experiencing through this blog.

The involvement of family members in our blog is so important. It makes everything we do at school more meaningful and special.

In an effort to include more family members in our online community, we are starting a new blog comment challenge called

Whenever a students’ family member leaves us a comment, the student will record it on our blog comment chart using the following codes.

Family Blogging Month Codes

At the end of May, the 4KM student and 4KJ student who have the most comments from different family members will win a prize! In order to keep the challenge fair to everyone, each student can only record one comment on the chart per day. So the goal is to get as many different family members involved as possible during the month-long challenge!

Having conversations through commenting is one of the best parts of blogging so in your comments feel free to ask questions and reply to other people’s questions.

We’re inviting everyone to comment including mums, dads, brothers, sisters, grandmas, grandpas, uncles, aunts, cousins and family friends.

* Family members don’t have to comment only on this post, they can comment on any post on our blog. *

Mrs Morris and Miss Jordan have run similar competitions in the past and it is always a big success. Thanks to Mrs Yollis for inspiring us with this idea! She sure does have a lot of great ideas!

If you want to know how to write a comment and for tips on writing quality comments, click here.

What do you think of the “May is Family Blogging Month” challenge?

Which family members will you invite to comment?

Which posts do you think will be of interest to your family members?